Watch the Tremolodic Bends online guitar lesson by Jennifer Batten from Rock Sauce For Lead Guitar
Each note is picked four times in the first part of this section. You have to alternate pick to get the speed you need here. Try playing it with your palm muting the strings, and also leaving the strings open. You'll feel different muscles engage for each technique. The melody that goes over this verse is from the A dorian mode. Play the melody by bending half and whole steps, as well as playing it with straight non-bent notes. I also use the tremolo bar for vibrato and bending.